There are many ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've set up a site using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux web hosting package through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.